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Old 12-29-2007, 05:24 AM
 
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The thruth is, though, that most of us are just concentrating on birthing that baby and focused inward. We expect those around us to take care of us but instead they take advantage of our vulnerability.
I agree wholeheartedly with that. Maybe that's why so many laboring women wind up submitting to things they never wanted - they are in a mental place where they believe the people around them have their best interest at heart, so the crazy crap they suggest starts to sound like a good idea. Even if we KNOW that the hospital staff isn't on our side, I guess it's hard to erase the eons of birthing surrounded and supported by loved ones. We automatically go for that tribal feeling, even if it isn't there.
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Old 12-29-2007, 01:26 PM
 
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I have given birth in a Danish hospital twice. The first time I volunteered - the second time I transferred from a UC where my baby was malpositioned.
I gave birth in Herlev and Glostrup 9 and 8 years ago.
In Herlev they broke my water + added a little Pitocin in an IV in the end to speed things up -- I was not really asked whether I wanted either interventions. Luckily, those were not bad in the end...

In Glostrup I had a totally intervention free birth but it was at the midwife clinic within the hospital, so maybe that's why. Even there though, I was only allowed Roed Saft...


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Unfortunately even in Denmark the hospitals are not nearly as babyfriendly as they used to be. We are low on staff - not enough midwifes- so everyone is working with too many women at the same time, resulting in us moving rapidly in the US-direction :cry C-sections are on the rise and so is the number of women who come through feeling traumatised. And as a result of that more women are requesting elective c-secs Talk about a bad spiral of events.
I have been reading about this new trend ! Really sad
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It is very difficult to argue with a determined nurse/doctor when you are in the middle of transition, unfortunately.
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